Minamoto no Yoshitsune

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  • The Novel ' The Tale Of Heike '

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    “The Tale of Heike” centers around the war between two clans, the Taira or Heike in the story and the Minamoto or known as Genji in the story in the 1100s. The work is often equated to other historical pieces of work such as the Iliad, the general plot of the work revolves around aspects of warrior culture and Japan during the medieval age. Since the piece was like other historical epic poems, there is not single author and the story has evolved being passed down through an oral culture before finally

  • The Way of The Warrior in The Tale of The Heike Essay

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    to hit a fan that was placed on bow of a Taira warship, beconing any archer to show his worth by shooting it down. Munetaka, unsure, says, "I am not sure I can hit it. It would be an eternal disgrace to our side if I missed it.(p.367)" Ordered by Yoshitsune to fire on the fan and affraid to refuse, Munetaka closed his eyes in silent prayer. "Hail, Great Bodhisattva Hachiman and ye gods of my province at Nikko, Utsu-no-miya and Nasu Yuzen! Vouchsafe that I may hit the center of that fan. If I miss,

  • Analysis of the Gempei War Essay

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    Analysis of the Gempei War In May 1180 Prince Mochihito, the son of Retired emperor Go-Shirakawa, issued a statement urging the Minamoto to rise against the Taira. While Mochihito would be killed in June and Minamoto Yorimasa crushed at the Battle of the Uji, a fire had been set. In September Minamoto Yoritomo, who had recieved Mochihito's call from Miyoshi Yasukiyo, set about raising an army in the Province of Izu, where he had been in exile. There was an irony in the preceeding events, as

  • Essay on Kabuki Theatre

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    To what extent does stage design impact, influence, and enhance a traditional Kabuki theatre performance, more specifically, in the eighteenth century play Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees) written by Takeda Izumo II, Namiki Senryû I, and Miyoshi Shôraku? Table of Contents Title Page………………………………………..………………………………….....…….Page 1 Table of Contents………………………………………………………………...………….Page 2 Subject of Essay………………………………...………………………………..………Page 3-10 * Introduction………………………………………

  • The Samurai : A Samurai, Knight And Spartan Walk Into A Bar Essay

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    So a Samurai, Knight and Spartan walk into a bar… Warriors of the Japan, masters in the way of the sword and honor bound to follow their lords command to the end. These are some ideas that come to mind when thinking of the samurai. A grand military figure in the first millennium of Japan’s history, a very interesting story is told when you search for their origin. With a court that began to care more about looks than their country to a society that both feared and needed them, the story of the samurai

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